The Myanmar Traditional Sports Federation is the custodian of Myanmar’s most beloved games and playground sports, and has kindly opened their doors, archives and memories to The Myanmar Times. Part 2 in our three-part series on the lesser-known games and competitions in Myanmar.
In a boost for sport, two new physical education schools are to open. Union Health and Sport Minister Myint Htwe announced on June 21 that the schools would be built in Monywa township, Sagaing Region, and Loikaw township, Kachin State.
Yangon United too change coaches, again. Just two days after losing at home to Shan United 2-0, Yangon United has announced coach Marjan Sekulovski will step down after a “mutual agreement”. Assistant coach Myo Min Tun will step in as head coach, becoming the third club manager to lead the Lions this season.
Shan United earned their first-ever victory in Yangon United’s YUSC Stadium with a thrashing of Yangon United on June 19. The 2-0 win marks their third consecutive win during the Myanmar National League’s second half of the season.
Myanmar traditional lethwei’s Golden Belt Championship 2016 will be held on June 25 to July 10 at Thein Phyu Stadium. Organised by H&S group, a video production group for lethwei, and the Myanmar Boxing Federation, the tournament will feature some of Myanmar’s biggest – and smallest – stars.
Zeyar Shwe Myay
Nay Pyi Taw FC
United of Thanlyin